Created in Apr 1941 as 330 (Norwegian) Squadron of the Royal Air Force, it was handed over when the RNoAF was reformed after World War II and retained its original RAF unit number. It was reformed with Sea Kings in 1973 and maintains 4 Flights of Sea King Mk43 in the SAR role and a number of single aircraft detatchments. Between 1995 and 1998 a machine was stationed at Vigra (ENAL), near Ålesund. By Dec 2003, A Flt was based at Bodø (ENBO), B Flt at Banak (ENNA), C Flt at Ørland (ENOL, since Aug 1973) and D Flt at Stavangar-Sola (ENZV).
Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|wa 746||mk43||1972|| 060: Mk43. DD to R Nor AF 1972, to 330 Skv by Apr 1991. Updated to Mk43B, 330 S+ |
060: 20aug94 pictured at RAF Lossiemouth, UK during the Lossie families day
060: RNoAF; 04oct94 330Skv. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air bas+
|wa 747||mk43||1972|| 062: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. |
|wa 748||mk43||1972|| 066: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. 330 Skv by Jul 1990 still Oct 1999. Updated to + |
|wa 749||mk43||1972|| 068: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. At Kjevik as instructional airframe by Apr 1995+ |
068: w/o 10nov86, hit power lines at Kristivatn near Bodø in Nordland. One fat+
|wa 750||mk43||1972|| 069: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF; 02apr88 crash on a rescue mission during a whit+ |
069: Aug79 pictured with 330Skv at Bodo
|wa 751||mk43||1972|| 070: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. 330 Skv by Mar 1987. Updated to Mk43B, 330 Skv + |
|wa 752||mk43||1972|| 071: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. 330 Skv by Jun 1994. Updated to Mk43B, 330 Skv + |
071: 07dec05 pictured (pic1) during a rescue at Bodo
071: 05jul08 pictured (pic2) at Trondheim port,
071: RNoAF; 1+2jun12 330Skv
|wa 753||mk43||1972|| 072: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF; w/o 30apr77 |
072: crashed while on a training mission west off Sola after rope and rescue ca+
072: One of the crew was Kjell Asbjørn Hoem
|wa 754||mk43||1972|| 073: Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. 330 Skv by Jun 1990. Updated to Mk43B, 330 Skv + |
|wa 755||mk43||1972|| 074: Mk43 f/f 30sep72, d/d 1972 to R Nor AF;
330 Skv by Jun84;
Updated to Mk43B+ |
074: 29sep14 emergency landing on island of Støtt,Nordland fylke after rescue+
|wa 874||mk43a||1979|| 189: 09sep89 pictured at RAF St Mawgan International Air Day |
189: Mk43. 330Skv by Oct 1994
189: 330 Skv, visited RAF Lakenheath on 7 Oct 1999
189: 330 Skv C Flt by Jul 2001
|wa1005||mk43b||1990|| 322: Mk43B. ff as ZH566, to R Nor AF as 322. |
|wa1012||mk43b||1995|| 329: Mk43B. ff as ZJ162, dd May 1996 to R Nor AF as 329. |
|wa1013||mk43b||1996|| 330: Mk43B. ff as ZJ163, dd Oct 1996 to R Nor AF as 330. |
330: 31jul05 pictured at Helidays, Weston-super-Mare, UK
|wa1010||har.3a|| ?: acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet ? || ZH544: RAF in 2007 22Sqn. C Flt. |
ZH544: 30aug10 pictured (top) at Bude Lifeboat Day
ZH544: 24jul13 pictured (bot) as 22 Sqn Sierra 170 at RNAS Culdrose
ZH544: retired from RAF service, to Gosport 26 Nov 2015.
- ZH544: Jul17, Although it was reported at the time of its retirement this aircraft was destined for Norway,...
-: 01nov17 ZH544 flew for the first time in 2 1/2 years after a D1 minor package at Fleetlands. She is ...
ZH544: HAR.3A 22 Sq A Flt by Jul 1999
ZH544: 22 Sq A Flt by Aug 1999
|wa1006||har.3a||1995|| ZH540: acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet, to Sola on 11 Nov 20+ || ZH540: RAF; 29apr11 22 sq B Flt from Wattisam made a flypast during the Royal Wedding |
ZH540: 01mar14 at Morriston Hospital, Swansea
ZH540: HAR.3A 22 Sq A Flt by Jul 1999
ZH540: retired from RAF service, to Fleetlands 17 Aug 2015.
|wa1007||har.3a||1995|| ZH541: to Norway Dec 2015, as a source of spares || ZH541: RAF |
ZH541: Boscsombe Down by Jul 1995;22 Sq A Flt (Chivenor) by Feb 1999
ZH541: 22 Sq B Flt (Wattisham) by 2003; 22Sq A Flt by 2004, 22Sq A Flt/V by May 2005 still Aug 2005
ZH541: Fleetlands; 22 Sq A Flt/V by Oct 2009, replacing ZH542.
ZH541: 22 Sq B Flt by Aug 1999
|wa1009||har.3a|| ZH543: acquired for sacrifical spares for RNoAF Mk.43 fleet, to Sola on 11 Nov 20+ || ZH543: RAF HAR.3A; 11feb10 pictured with 22 Sqd at RAF Northolt |
ZH543: retired from RAF service, to Fleetlands 18 Aug 2015.
ZH543: HMF St Mawgan by Aug 1999
|04-oct-94||06-oct-94||SAR meet 1994|